Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you are not yet a Tucson Botanical Gardens volunteer, please contact volunteer@tucsonbotanical.org or 326-9686 ext *10  to set up an interview.

If you are looking to complete (parking or traffic violations only) court-ordered community service, please contact operations@tucsonbotanical.org or call 326-9686 ext *17

Opportunities

Horticulture/Grounds

Horticulture/Grounds

Help our gardens look their best while developing you green thumb working side-by-side with our horticultural staff!  Schedules are flexible!  We can use your help any day of the week or you can join one of our weekly Work Parties on Monday or Wednesday mornings from 8:30  to 11 a.m.

Butterfly Exhibit

Butterfly Exhibit

Butterfly Magic is a seasonal exhibit that showcases tropical plants and animals located inside the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion.  The Tucson Botanical Gardens invites you to join our team of dedicated volunteers who operate and interpret this exhibit each day!  As a volunteer, you’ll learn about the unique ecology of the tropical organisms on display and then share your enthusiasm and knowledge with guests who visit the exhibit.  Volunteer shifts take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily from October 1 and May 31.  We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a weekly or biweekly shift.

Every new volunteer will participate in a short training, so no previous experience is necessary. Butterfly Magic volunteers protect the health of our plant and animal collection, educate our guests, and contribute to a wonderful community resources!

Contact volunteer@tucsonbotanical.org to get started!

Horticultural Therapy

Horticultural Therapy

Volunteers are needed for onsite and outreach programs. To volunteer for this group you will also need to be willing to participate in a background check.

Docent Programs

Docent Programs

Are you interested in helping people connect with the natural world? Want to deepen your knowledge of local flora and fauna, environmental education, water-wise gardening, and the cultural connections between people and plants? Consider becoming a docent at Tucson Botanical Gardens.  Our 10-week training prepares docents to be skilled interpreters who are an integral part of an education team that serves the Tucson community and visitors from all over the world. After completing training, docents lead tours, present educational outreach programs, staff Discovery Carts, assist with horticultural therapy programs, teach Gardens Signature Classes, participate in developing and refining new educational programs, and help visitors make lasting memories at the Gardens.

Learn More >

School Groups

School Groups

Do you enjoy working with kids? We are looking for volunteers to assist with school group visits and/or outreach programs.  If you are interested in learning more about this, please contact Ashley Pedersen at education1@tucsonbotanical.org or 326-9686 ext 39. To volunteer in this capacity, you will need to clear a basic  background check.

Facilities

Facilities

Painting, building maintenance, and/or heavy lifting.